Premiere's Scores

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For 1,070 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Munich
Lowest review score: 0 Boogeyman
Score distribution:
1,070 movie reviews
  1. Like the equally dull romantic drama "Catch and Release," which was in theaters for a nanosecond back in January, In the Land of Women strains to convince the audience to that it's telling a real story about real people. But with its glossy visuals and photo-shoot ready cast, the movie ends up presenting us with the very opposite of reality.
  2. It's just a spectacularly lazy movie that's content to trod the same well-worn ground as its predecessors.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    We'd really like to crawl into William Hurt's head and experience whatever movie he thought HE was making.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    At the end of the movie, the only mystery left unsolved is where your time and money have gone.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Krasinski and Moore are an adorable couple, but marriage material they aren't, especially since they're given a mere ten minutes to form a full-fledged relationship before Williams breathlessly barges into the picture.
  3. Paths collide and allegiances form between the good, bad, and ugly, but under the incoherent direction of Chalerm Wongpim, a clunky dullness sets in whenever the action subsides.
  4. Ichaso seems far too interested in what led to Lavoe's downfall rather than what made him great.
  5. For adults -- even adults with fond memories of the TV series -- this is one bizarre mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    For a while, it works, until it suddenly decides to abandon the "what you don't see is scarier than what you do see" for a ridiculous and ultimately insulting explanatory ending.
  6. Chan still sounds silly talkin' jive, the action sequences are peppy if not exactly memorable, and the gags have been sitting out long enough to make penicillin.
  7. The problem is the material itself, with its trite observations and shockingly flat writing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    There are certainly some laughs to be had in Holiday (mostly of the "so dumb it’s funny" variety), but not much else.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The supporting players do a serviceable job in their roles, but no amount of Oscar-nominee nuance from Giamatti or Linney can salvage what amounts to a candy-striped trifle for post-collegiate slacker existentialists.
  8. Noisome, fragmented mess of a movie, the fourth film based on Jack Finney's novel "The Body Snatchers" and the worst of them all.
  9. Wan wants to have something both ways, and in the end, he gets almost nothing. As Clint Eastwood said in yet another genre picture: A man’s gotta know his limitations.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    About the best thing that can be said about The Brothers Solomon is that it's harmless. It's mild, familiar, and as inconsequential as a sitcom episode.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This film should have soared, but doesn't quite get off the ground.
  10. This is a perhaps even more misbegotten remake than the Farrelly Brothers' update of "The Heartbreak Kid."
  11. Lichtenstein's putative switcheroo on the Vagina Dentata trope is to play it as some kind of token of female empowerment, but it's pretty clear that the writer/director didn't think things through on any counts, contenting himself that the putative outrageousness of the concept could see him through.
  12. There's a lot of "stuff" here, and Kelly's biggest problem -- he's got more than a few -- is that he can't tell his good material from his bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Overall, I Am Legend is a wasted opportunity -- a rickety, weather-beaten framework around an otherwise strong central performance from Smith.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The movie does feature a nice, teasing chemistry between veteran actors Voight and Mirren (who clearly relishes the chance to break out of stuffy melodrama), but this shallow, empty puzzle requires more than playful banter to satisfy audiences willing to pay to play.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Affable Ted Danson makes few ripples as Bridget's husband Don; while Roger Cross and Adam Rothenberg also glide through the film in their minor "significant other" roles to Nina and Jackie, respectively.
  13. A tediously noisesome English-language remake of an Asian horror picture that wasn't any great shakes to begin with.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    The silver lining in the film is Paul Rudd, who brings some nuance to his character that, given his past work, you can assume was all his doing. Jason Biggs, in his role as Ashley's gay best friend and catering partner, carries out an interesting, if somewhat left-field plot twist.
  14. These site-shifting extravaganzas sometimes reach an exhilarating level of near-abstraction. So it's too bad that just about everything surrounding the action scenes of the picture is such unmitigated cr--.
  15. The reason for all this dull-to-offensive story stuff is, of course, the dancing, which has its moments but overall seems so calculated to impress that it loses all other reason for being.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A nonsensical vision of pre-history that lurches randomly between "caveman vs. jungle beast" encounters -- Roland Emmerich's Shlockalypto -- and a rococo Stargate spin-off involving pyramids, slave uprisings and oracles.
  16. The heretofore nothing-but-delightful Simon Pegg stumbles in the long-anticipated feature film directorial debut of -- ta-da! -- David Schwimmer, who takes the sow's ear of a script given him by Pegg and Michael Ian Black and deep-fries it into a burnt pork rind of a movie.
  17. What little anti-war critique Peirce presents -- and she has it in her, which makes it all the more dubious -- gets trampled over by jingoistic Rambo porn.

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